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10 Creative Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

10 Creative Recipes for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Turkey Tacos Try this recipe: Turkey Tacos These tacos satisfy your Mexican food craving with a twist. Swapping turkey for beef adds lean protein, and will help you fill up without feeling too full. Don’t forget the avocados! Ingredients: Lemon juice, orange juice, ground cumin, hot chili powder, garlic, cilantro, fat-free sour cream, turkey breast, flour tortillas, black beans, salsa, lettuce, 4-cheese Mexican blend cheese, avocado Calories: 434 ...
6 Steps to Reset Your Diet After Thanksgiving

6 Steps to Reset Your Diet After Thanksgiving

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If, despite every intention of balance and moderation you completely overindulged on Thanksgiving, don't panic. While a gluttonous yesterday may leave you feeling sluggish and heavy today, the truth is that a handful of simple strategies can help you undo the damage and get back on track fast. Here are six tried and true steps to help you lighten up, and get those uncomfortably tight jeans feeling loose again.RELATED: Best and Worst Foods for Bloating Step 1: Get back to your normal eating schedule I know you may be tempted to just not eat, but skipping meals only forces your body to shift into conservation mode and burn fewer calories. Skipping can also make you more likel...
The Easiest Way to Make Thanksgiving Gravy

The Easiest Way to Make Thanksgiving Gravy

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The turkey is roasted and resting on the cutting board. Now it’s time to turn those pan drippings into liquid gold, aka, the gravy. Follow these step-by-step instructions for a foolproof pan sauce guests will keep coming back for. The guide below is for the Classic Turkey Gravy recipe: 1. Line a large glass measure with a ziplock bag. Carefully pour the drippings from the roasting pan into the bag. Wait about 10 minutes—the fat will rise to the top. Lift the bag out of the glass measure and snip a small hole in the bottom corner. Immediately pinch the hole closed. Let the juices drain slowly from the hole into the empty glass measure, pinching the hole closed agai...
3 Ways to Skinny Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

3 Ways to Skinny Up Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

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Ideas for turning what remains of your feast into healthy things you can munch on for days. It's Thanksgiving, so by all means, go ahead and splurge. You can snap back on track come Black Friday. "Your Thanksgiving meal will be classic comfort food, of course, but your leftovers lend themselves to creativity," says star chef Marcus Samuelsson, author of the new cookbook Marcus Off Duty ($ 25, amazon.com). Here, his ideas for turning what remains of your feast into healthy things you can munch on for days.Turkey lettuce wrapsTop shredded white meat with red onion, shredded carrots, chopped peanuts and cilantro, and wrap in whole lettuce leaves.Turkey, squash, and vegetable soupIn a stockpot, sauté chopped onion with oil. Add a few cups of vegetable broth and whit
How to Feel Less Bloated After a Huge Thanksgiving Meal

How to Feel Less Bloated After a Huge Thanksgiving Meal

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Thanksgiving dinner, your house: After downing a couple of helpings of turkey and stuffing, your stomach gives a firm nuh-uh to that slice of pumpkin pie. A voice in your head has another idea, replying, "but today’s a holiday, you have to eat it.” After you consume the last delicious bite, your stomach gets revenge in the worst way: with a monster food baby spilling over your jeans.Belly bloat is your body’s way of saying, "you stuffed me," Keri Gans, RD, a New York City nutritionist, tells Health. This can be hard to avoid during holidays, when stuffing yourself is expected. Bloating can also be triggered by eating something your stomach doesn’t agree with, chowing down too quickly, and&nb